According to a press release from NYSERDA a new campaign titled “Car Free For Climate” has been launched in recognition of Climate week 2020, which is September 21st through the 27th.

Organizations including the New York State Department of Transportation, along with the co-chairs of GreenNY council, the DEC, NYSERDA, OGS, and the NYPA, have joined efforts to encourage New Yorkers to forego the use of their vehicles for at least one day, during Climate week, to walk, ride a bike, or use mass transit.

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The campaign is aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, and 85 percent by 2050, from 1990 emission levels.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the GreenNY Council to serve as a key resource to support New York State's strategy for reducing agency, and authority greenhouse gas emissions.

If you would like to take the pledge to not drive your car at least one day, during the week of Sept. 21 to 27, and then follow through with that commitment to be car free. CLICK HERE

Participants are also encouraged to post your experience on social media and let friends and neighbors know about going Car Free for Climate, you can use the hashtag #NYSCarFree.

Climate Week is Monday September 21 through Sunday September 27.